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See also: cole, colé, and có lẽ


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The surname is variously from:

  1. a nickname from Old English col (coal, coal-black),
  2. a patronymic from Nicholas (see also Coles, Colson),
  3. a variation of Cowell (which itself has several origins).

Proper noun[edit]

 River Cole on Wikipedia

Cole (countable and uncountable, plural Coles)

  1. (countable) A male given name
    1. A diminutive of the male given name Nicholas.
    2. A male given name transferred from the surname.
  2. (countable) A surname.
    1. A surname, variant of Cowell. from Cowell
    2. A surname transferred from the given name.
  3. A placename:
    1. A river in the West Midlands and Warwickshire, England, which joins the Rivers Blythe and Tame north-east of Coleshill (Warwickshire).
    2. A river forming the border between Wiltshire and Oxfordshire, England, which joins the Thames near Lechlade.
    3. A hamlet in Pitcombe parish, South Somerset district, Somerset, England (OS grid ref ST6633).

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